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September lives up to its bad name

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September lives up to its bad name

Meteorologists would be delighted with this textbook sequence of events; a summer high pressure area followed by a cold front with a low pressure zone. In the third quarter, this is exactly what happened on the financial markets. Over the course of the year so far, however, sunshine has continued to predominate, with mostly double-digit performances for equities and a flat trend for bonds.


Up and away

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Up and away

The global economy's kick-start triggered a strong tailwind to equity and commodity prices in the second quarter. The brief consolidation in the Spring quickly gave way to a continuation of the bull market in most places. However, bonds have suffered because long-term interest rates have risen. This has also taken some of the shine off gold. The current high fundamental equity values reflect the expectation of high corporate earnings growth.


Stock exchanges signal economic boom

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Stock exchanges signal economic boom

If you take the stock market development as a yardstick, the Covid 19 pandemic is largely over from an economic point of view. The markets are anticipating a strong recovery in the current year and a positive economic development in the coming year. For investors, this has chiefly meant price gains for shares since the beginning of the year, but weaker prices for bonds and gold.


Final quarter rescues the investment year

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Final quarter rescues the investment year

The last quarter saved the investment year. Lush Christmas gifts in the form of government aid packages, the announcement and approval of corona vaccines, the clear election result in the USA and the British-European trade deal helped to brighten up the table of presents for the holidays and the turn of the year. Having a long investment horizon in mind and keeping one’s blood cool in difficult times has once again proven its worth.


Glimmers of hope

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Glimmers of hope

Glimmers of hope from the economy gave the financial markets a further boost in the third quarter. The central banks’ ultra-lax interest rate policy has played its part in driving up the prices for stocks and bonds. The valuations appear rather inflated which is why we have maintained an overall neutral weighting of equities.


Wild Rollercoaster Ride

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Wild Rollercoaster Ride

In financial markets, the first half-year of 2020 was not for the faint hearted. At least the recovery of market prices during the second quarter managed to take some pressure off investors’ nerves. All hope now rests on constraining the pandemic effectively and getting economic activity back on course.


Tectonic Plate Shifts

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Tectonic Plate Shifts

The Corona pandemic as well as the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Russia about oil production volumes triggered tectonic plate shifts on the financial markets. No asset class escaped, though the intermediate results in terms of price changes were rather varied.